Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I'm taking a break from gift wrapping to finally update my blog. I have a pain in my neck, a pain in my rear, and a pain in my back from sitting on the floor hunched over gifts. Seriously. I'd ask dear hubby for a back rub but he is snoring in the bedroom. Guess I'll do this all myself.
We've been having fun with our new camcorder that my inlaws gave us for Christmas. We have the software installed on the computer. Now I just need to figure out how to get the clips on the blog......because I have some cute stuff to share. Like Christmas programs, Noah singing in the shower, Drew scoring a hockey goal, so much fun!
One thing I've learned over the years is that it is impossible to get a good picture during the Christmas programs. The lighting stinks, there are a million people, and you can't get close enough to get one anyway. Some day the video will come. Until then, here is my sweet little Joseph. (center with gold halo). The funny part was that towards the end, he halo broke and he was sitting there with a confused look trying to put it back on his head. It was just hanging there. I was cracking up. I said that was God's joke for me. (but isn't he cute??)
We had Christmas parties and I got to attend both of them. Here Aiden and his friend Ethan are busy decorating their Christmas cookies.
Posted by Kelly at 10:31 PM
Saturday, December 12, 2009
His first official school picture is a keeper! I just look at that kid and melt. He may drive me to the brink of insanity more than once per day, but one look at those big brown eyes, dimpled smile, and blonde curls, is enough to melt my heart. LOVE him! My baby is growing up.
Posted by Kelly at 11:16 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I've been meaning to blog for ages but life just gets in the way sometimes....and Facebook is just so quick and easy, and my Christmas shopping is so close to being done.....I can see the end!! The holidays, family activities, and the day to day hustle and bustle has been crazy, but fun. I'll try to catch you up.........
A couple of weekends ago, Aiden had his cousin Ty spend the night. Drew and Noah have been busy with playdates, sleepovers, etc with their friends and one day Aiden asked, "What about me?". Poor third child. So we told him he could have an evening of his own to have someone over. He chose Ty. The two of them had so much fun together and Tyler was such a joy to have. Todd snapped this picture at bedtime. Aiden is pretending to sleep and Ty was laughing at him.
Thanksgiving Day Todd, Drew, Noah and my SIL Beth ran the 5k Turkey Run. It was SOOO cold that day, but it didn't seem to slow them down one bit. It was Beth and Noah's first 5k so I was especially proud of them.
My 4 favorite runners.
When I said I was ready to decorate the Christmas tree, I didn't mean decorate it with kitties.
This could really scare the crap out of somebody........
Posted by Kelly at 9:13 AM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The gerbils have been busy running around the house in their little ball and the cats love to watch. I'm not liking the look on Graysons' face right now. I also just noticed Jack on the left with his paw underneath the ball. It might have helped it I had edited these first. The lighting isn't really good, Jack just blended right in.
And I have to say, those gerbils are so stinkin' cute. I want to get a picture of them when they cuddle up together and sleep. And if you accidentally wake them, their little heads poke up and they look around all sleepy eyed. Yes, our zoo keeps us busy but they are so much fun. If only we could train Jack to stop eating everything he sees! He just ate through a package of rolls I had bought for dinner....two of them are missing their bottom half.
Posted by Kelly at 2:30 PM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Aiden being his crazy self
Noah and Aiden decided to bury Drew in the leaves.
POP! Goes The Drewdles!
I know Christmas is around the corner already but I just don't feel in the Christmas spirit yet. I was some more beautiful fall weather!!
Posted by Kelly at 9:05 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Watching Drew play roller hockey last night (he scored another goal, by the way!!) made me think of a day this past summer when he tried to teach Aiden how to roller blade. Aiden had only gone roller skating a couple of times and when digging through the garage we found Drew's first pair of adjustable roller blades. Drew took Aiden out and taught him how to do it. Yes, Aiden is still wearing his PJ's but in his defense, it was like 8:30 in the morning!
Posted by Kelly at 2:49 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Sometimes you just walk into a room and see something that makes your heart melt. Halloween afternoon these 3 were cuddled up watching TV. I had no idea they had fallen asleep until I walked in the room.
Later after Todd had been up for a bit, I had to go in and wake Aiden to go trick or treating. I kissed him on the forehead, he woke up with a smile and asked me if he could get up now. I told him to look at who was sleeping on his arm. He smiled and rolled over and cuddled with Jack for awhile before getting up. I swear, how did we find the best 2 cats in the world??
Posted by Kelly at 11:04 AM
Monday, November 2, 2009
The first 3 pictures are all scanned in so not the best of quality. We got Drew and Noah's school pictures back friday. I was happy with how they turned out. They just look too grown up though. My only question.......Couldn't have Noah's background been just a little bit greener?? I mean, it's just so faint. HA! Trust me, it's even worse in person, thank you scanner for toning that down a bit. But nothing can ruin my two handsome dudes smiles. Aiden gets his first school picture ever on the 13th so I'm anxious to see how his turn out too!
I had forgotten to scan Drew's soccer pictures in. The wet spot on his shirt??? From all of that white frost on the grass in the background!! It was so cold and the grass was covered in ice. When they kicked the ball, ice would go flying. Nuts! But I love the picture.
Posted by Kelly at 7:19 PM
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Seems like Halloween lasted a week this year...actually it did I guess with all that was going on. We kicked it off with a Fall Harvest party at Matt and Beth's last Saturday night, a trip to the pumpkin patch on Sunday and then monday night we carved pumpkins.
Here are Noah and Drew's. Noah's is on the left and is supposed to be C3PO and Drew's is on the right. I'm so mad that I forgot to take pictures of them lit up last night. I'll have to do that tonight!
Here are the 6 grandkids at my parents house. It's always fun trying to get all 6 in the picture at once!
The boys had so much fun. After making a few rounds to some of the family, we came home to eat a quick supper. We had thought to hit a few more houses after going around the neighborhood but the boys had so much fun, we never left again. They usually don't get home in time to do our neighborhood and there were TONS of kids out and friends from school and some family. They just had a blast. I went through unbelievable amounts of candy. We finished off the evening with Uncle Scott stopping by and some Ghost Hunters and candy. I was so happy to gain the extra hour of sleep last night. The past week wore me out!
Posted by Kelly at 2:47 PM